Maple Parlor - Portland, Oregon
I've been waiting for the day that Portland gets an allergen friendly ice cream place and finally the day is here. Maple Parlor is a new self-serve frozen yoghurt shop in SE Portland specializing in vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free soft serve ice creams. It is the bomb. Think of your favorite frozen yoghurt shop circa 2010 when they were all the rage, and then couple that with truly healthy options and a gorgeous interior. Yup, that's Maple Parlor. I can't believe it is only a few blocks from my house, too (dangerous!) As the journalist that I am, I had to go check it out and report back to you guys about how it was. Verdict? SO GREAT. You must go.
Here are some of the details. The whole place is 100% gluten-free. They have about eight flavors available at any give time and nearly four out of the eight are dairy-free. Boom. Think vegan chocolate, coconut and strawberry beet flavor. They also have traditional flavors like vanilla and chocolate made with high-quality dairy. You don't pay by weight but rather get a small, medium or large cup at a fixed price. SO load up on those toppings, #amiright? They also serve delicious kombucha!! The space is total fab as well. It got that super trendy minimalistic look going on with a touch of cute. Highly suggest getting yourself over there as soon as possible.